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Saturday 5th : Animal Awareness Day
Bedford Square, Exeter City Centre. All day event with stalls including
Viva, Animal Aid, LACS, etc.) in the square, plus animal rights talks
including Geoff Thomas and Mark Gold in nearby hall.
Exeter Friends For Animals
Sharon Howe, Tel./fax 01395
Saturday 5th : :
Greyhound Derby Day of Action
On the day of the William Hill Greyhound Derby Final, £100,000's is
placed in bets on the dogs. A percentage of this money goes to support
GA supporters will be picketting betting shops (especially William Hill)
in order to educate punters about the real cost of their bets ... thousands
of abandoned and murdered greyhounds ... and to persuade them that if they
must gamble, to bet on activities (like football, cricket etc.) that don't
Please let us know if you'd like to hold a betting shop picket in your
town, we can supply free leaflets and posters .
PO Box 127, Kidderminster, DY10 3UZ
01562 745778 . Fax: 0870 138 3993
Saturday 5th : National Primate Action Cancelled
Cambridge University Primate Labs Abandoned.
For details of the
campaign to stop the primate laboratory at Oxford University see http://www.speakcampaigns.org.uk/
5th - 12th : 11th Vegan Summer Gathering
To be held near Swansea, Wales, close to the beautiful Mumbles and Gower
coastal areas. Note change of date.
For full details send sae to
Vegan Summer Gathering
Malcolm Horne, Brynderwen, Crymlyn Road, Llansamlet, Swansea. SA7 9XT
Sunday 13th : Animal Aid Sponsored Walk
From noon at Hampstead Heath, London [map]
The Old Chapel, Bradford Street, Tonbridge, Kent,
Phone Karin on: 01732 364546 ext 23 . fax: 01732 366533
12th - 20th : National Anti-Angling Week
Offers of organisational help needed:
Campaign for Abolition of Angling, BM Fish, London, WC1N
Ph: 0870 458 4176
Saturday 19th : GlaxoSmithKline - National Demo
Demonstration and leafletting at GlaxoSmithKline. Molly`s Day, the
anniversary in memory of Molly the beagle dog who was bred to exhaustion at
GSK - Ware, and then sold to a London University Hospital to be tortured
until she died. Also in memory of all other laboratory animals.
12noon at GlaxoSmithKline, (Research) Park Road, Ware [map] and leaflet Ware Town Centre.
Stevenage Animal Rights firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph: 01438 220480
Saturday 19th : McLibel: Anniversary of 1997 High Court Victory!
The High Court ruled that McDonald's marketing has "pretended to a
positive nutritional benefit which their food did not match"; that they
"exploit children"; are "culpably responsible for animal cruelty" and "pay
low wages". The Appeal court added that it was fair comment that their
employees worldwide "do badly in terms of pay and conditions", and true that
"if one eats enough McDonald's food" this may well lead to "the very real
risk of heart disease."
Adopt-YOUR-Store!Click here to download and print fliers
available from Veggies : details
c/o Veggies, 245 Gladstone Street,
Nottingham NG7 6HX
Ph: 0845 458 9595
McLibel Support Campaign, 5 Caledonian Rd, London N1
Saturday 19th :
: National Badger Day
Each year the National Federation of Badger Groups (NFBG) helps
thousands of badgers in Britain. You can help badgers too, by organising or
taking part in an event to raise funds for or awareness of the NFBG on or
around National Badger Day.
Badger Groups all over Britain support Badger Day by organising events.
If you have a Badger Group in your area, you may be able to join in with
their activities. If you do not have a group near to you, or if you would
like to do something through your club, workplace or school - or even by
yourself - why not organise your own event?!
National Federation of Badger Groups
(new address) 2b Inworth
Street, LONDON, SW11 3EP
Ph: 020 7228 6444 . fax: 020 7228 6555
Sunday 20th : :
Meat Is Murder Bike Ride
Join 'Nuts and Two Veg' with their fleet of 10 ex-butcher bikes, on the
London to Brighton Bike Ride. Ride the ride or hand out leaflets and be at
the finish to give a hero's welcome.
Contact Vernon on 01282 697931
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World Week for Captive Dolphins
Incorporating Sunday 4th : International Day for Captive Dolphins
Cetacea Defence, Captive Animals Protection Society and Ecoterra.
Cetacea Defence, PO Box 78, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8ST
Sat 3rd - Wed 7th : Join the Human Race
Join us in Pamplona, Spain this July to make the Running of the
Bulls - a cruel spectacle in which terrified animals are sent racing through
the streets before being slaughtered in bullrings - a tradition of the past
by helping us maintain a new tradition: the Human Race!
PETA have booked
two coaches to travel from London to Pamplona for the Human Race, and we'd
like you to be on one of them.
We only have 100 available spaces on the
coaches, so sign up now! Please contact Sean Gifford, the event coordinator,
if you'd like to reserve a place. When contacting Sean, please provide your
e-mail address, postal address and phone number.
More details here
Sean: 020 7357 9229 ext 226
Saturday 3rd : McLibel Trial Anniversary
Celebrate the 10 years of campaign successes, following the start of the
McLibel Trial on 28th June 1994.
Read the story of the trial at http://www.mcspotlight.org/case/trial/story.html
Click here to download and print fliers
available from Veggies : details
Sunday 4th : London Vegan Festival
Note - now in July. Formerly Known as the 8th
National Vegan Festival, with the best vegan food and drink around,
campaigning groups, speakers and music, and more besides!
Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 (Underground : Circle / District line to
High Street Kensington). Opens at 10am - 7pm.
Over 50 stallholders,
speakers, vegan food & drink, music and more £1 entrance (under 16
The Festival is sponsored by the Vegan Society and Food by
Veggies and organised by CALF.
National Vegan Festival, c/o CALF, BM 8889, London WC1N
Contact Alison & Robin: 020 8670 9585
Also : http://www.londonveganfestival.org.uk/
Mon 5th - Sun 11th : : National Cruelty-Free
BUAV are looking for active supporters or local groups to hold street
collections, or take part in sponsored challenge such as a parachute jump
and/or white water rafting. They can supply all the information you'll need
including stickers, leaflets, posters and collecting tins as well as helping
to publicise your event with press.
Sunday 11th : Freshfields Animal Rescue
Sanctuary open day 11am-4pm. Fun dog show, Kids stuff, Food.
Freshfields Animal Rescue, East Lodge Farm, East Lane, Ince
Ph: 0151 931 1604
Saturday 17th :
: Uncaged Campaigns' Annual London Wide Street Collection
Uncaged Campaigns has soul official permission to conduct street collections
in any London borough in daylight hours.
Please 'shake a tin' or have a
collection in conjunction with an information stall in order to raise
much-needed campaign funds for Uncaged Campaigns. This also provides an
excellent opportunity to disseminate important information to the public
about the horrors and futility of vivisection.
Please contact Max for more information:
0114 272 2220
Address: 9 Bailey Lane, Sheffield, S1 4EG
Sun 25th : Greyhound Remembrance Day
Greyhound racing in the UK began on July 24th, 1926 at Belle Vue,
On the nearest Sunday to this date every year Greyhound Action will be
staging an event called Greyhound Remembrance Day, in memory of the hundreds
of thousands of dogs that have been abused and killed by the greyhound
racing industry since that day. The event will involve the laying of flowers
outside greyhound stadiums and it is hoped that some of the people taking
part will take their rescued greyhounds along, to provide a good photo
opportunity to the local media and help to spread awareness to the general
public of the need to boycott greyhound racing (as well as encouraging the
adoption of ex-racing greyhounds).
The aim is to cover as many tracks as possible, so please let Greyhound
Action know as soon as possible if you'd like to organise, or be involved
in, a Greyhound Remembrance Day event in your local area. Greyhound Action
can provide comprehensive advice with regard to contacting the media and
will be producing special posters for use on the day.
In 2003 events took place outside the following tracks:
Belle Vue (Manchester),
Brighton & Hove,
Dewsbury (site of proposed track),
Hall Green (Birmingham),
Please contact Greyhound Action asap if you're interested in taking part
Greyhound Action, PO Box 127, Kidderminster, DY10 3UZ
01562 745778 . Fax: 0870 138 3993
Sunday 25th : Vegan Magazine deadline
Vegan Society, Donald Watson House, 7 Battle Road, St
Leonards-On-Sea TN37 7AA
Ph: 0845 458 8244 . Fax: 01424 717064
Saturday 31st :
: Hunt Saboteurs Association
40th Anniversary Celebrations and AGM.
The Hunt Saboteurs Association, the only organisation dedicated to saving
the lives of hunted animals HERE and NOW, will hold its AGM on 31st July
from 1.30pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL . [map]
The AGM formalities will be followed from 6pm by 'a bit of a do', to
celebrate the 40th anniversary of the HSA, involving tunes from the past
four decades and punk karoake... Please come and help us celebrate, meet up
with old friends, and start looking forward to the next season...! Food by
Hunt Saboteurs Association
P O Box 5254, NORTHAMPTON, NN1
Ph: 0845 450 0727
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1st - 31st : Vegetarian and Vegan Dolphin Camp
The second, month long camp in Wales, giving animal campaigners the
precious chance to see wild dolphins. Come for a day, come for a month,
amongst like minded souls !
Cetacea Defence, P O Box 78, Shafesbury, Dorset, SP7 8ST
Sat 7th to Sat 21st : Vegan Camp
A camp for vegans, or those willing to be vegan for 2 weeks, or for a
day or two, at the Forget-me-not Caravan Park Longhorsley, Morpeth,
Northumberland NE65 8QY. [map]
Persons of all ages welcome, incl. singles, couples & families, any
period from a day to 2 weeks - usually 60 to 110 people attend. Most people
stay on-site, self-catering (incl. communal meals), but some stay in nearby
hotels & guesthouses. Many entertainments, e.g. wild food workshops,
rock climbing, singing. Possibly occasional food by Veggies
c/o 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham, NG7 6HX
0845 330 3918 or 07980 521271 from 6pm to 9pm.
Thurs 12th : The Gory Twelth
Start of the grouse shoot sabbing season. Contact NorthWest HSA, your local
Hunt Sabs or Hunt
Saboteurs Association: 0845 450 0727
Mon 30th : Zoo Awareness Day
Bank holiday campaigns and actions to highlight animal suffering in
zoos. Protest outside your nearest zoo, hold information stalls, etc.
Contact CAPS for more information or for campaign materials:
Captive Animals' Protection Society, PO Box 573, Preston, PR1
Ph: 0845 330 3911
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Sunday 13th : Quest Cancer Research - Sponsored Dog Walk
A mass dog walk in Hyde Park to raise money for Quest Cancer Research -
a research charity opposed to animal testing. The event has a dual aim of
raising much needed funds for humane research, while demonstrating to the
public that medical research does not require the abuse of animals.
Full details are available from: Humane Research Dog Walk, Flat
314, 456-458 Strand, London, WC2R 0DZ
Sat 27th : International Rabbit Day
An event for rescue centres, fosterers, charitable groups etc - not
The Rabbit Charity
PO Box 414, 405 Kings
Road, London SW10 0BB (new address)
Phone: 020 8888 0001